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 Add Degrees Minutes and Seconds Symbols to a Civil 3D Report

Add Degrees Minutes and Seconds Symbols to a Civil 3D Report



Jason Porter of Applied Software walks through how to add Degrees Minutes and Seconds symbols to Metes and Bounds Reports.
From the Jason Porter's YouTube Channel.
See the Applied Software blog.


Remember to keep a copy of any edited xsl reports somewhere separate from your Civil 3D install location.
If you have other users, you will also need to get them pushed around.

Jason's issue with the double quote character in the video are because a double quote character is a reserved character in xsl. They must be escaped to be read literally. His work around works.

Special CAD Character Codes in Unicode like the ones employed in the video are important for more reasons than you want to know.
Read the Our Special Friends have Character post. It is an golden oldie. It contains a table of useful codes too.


 Create 3D Block Markers on a Feature Line

Create 3D Block Markers on a Feature Line



Jowenn Lua walks through a neat trick to place 3D blocks on a Corridor Feature Line with Point Codes from a Code Set Style in Civil 3D.
From the Autodesk AKN Civil 3D Screencasts
See Jowenn Lua's AKN page


Corridor Code Set Style can automate some amazing stuff in Civil 3D. They sort of serve as an output Layer Manager for Corridors afterall.
This trick pretty much requires a separate Corridor for the Feature Line onto which you want to place regular blocks.
You certainly need a plan to name the blocks and appropriate Point Codes or it is easy to get lost and confused by the references.

You might also chose to employ the Corridor Station Point Labels workflow to generate point locations on the Corridor Feature Lines instead.
This method would allow you to swap on demand a set of 2D Plan symbols or 3D block symbols at the locations by Description Key Sets.


 Spiral Curve Spiral Construction Tips

Spiral Curve Spiral Construction Tips



Jowenn Lua walks through the interesting details of complex Spiral Curve Spiral construction and documentation in Civil 3D.
From the Autodesk AKN Civil 3D Screencasts
See Jowenn Lua's AKN page


With a Civil 3D Alignment it is often best not to start at the beginning.
Understanding you can add and remove bogus segments and rearrange the constraints in a complex Alignments is also a must.
The details of building the representative Segment Table Style are worth a peek too.